After winning his 23rd and final term, Rangel needs to start picking his replacement, fans say.
Local leaders and club owners met to discuss violence and security in the 12th Avenue party zone.
CB 9 will support luxury condos if the theater in the landmarked building is refurbished.
The entire cathedral campus could be landmarked except a cutout for development of an apartment tower.
The design of the townhouse at 280 Convent Ave. does not fit in the historic district, opponents say.
A spokesman for St. Luke's Hospital, however, said the hospital "has no plans to cease operations."
The former P.S. 186, which has been closed for nearly 40 years, would also have 81 units of housing.
Columbia claims to have exceeded minority hiring and spending goals, but critics are skeptical.
The board says Columbia is not living up to goals it agreed to during negotiations for its expansion.
The hospital closed the pediatric inpatient unit at 114th Street and Amsterdam after Hurricane Sandy.
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